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Mercer Union is delighted to p resent a solo exhibition by Montreal-based artist Karen Kraven entitled&nbs p\;Flip Flop\, Punch Front \;opening on Friday 29th May 2015.< /p>\n

Karen Kraven&rsquo\;s works set up un expected encounters between sculptures and images\, uncanny resemblances an d misleading juxtapositions. \;Kraven received her MFA from Concordia U niversity  \;in 2012\, where she was the recipient of the Dale &\; N ick Tedeschi Fellowship\, \;and her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2006. \;Recent solo exhibitions include \;the Instit ute for Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art\, Portland (2015)\,&nb sp\;Razzle Dazzle Sis Boom Bah\, \;Darling Foundry\, Montreal (2014)\, \;A Mucker and a Grinder\, \;Parisian Laundry (20 13) and \;As Above\, So Below\, \;Centre Clark\, Montreal (2014). Her work has also been shown at Centre Dare-Dare\, Montreal (2010)\ , Leonard &\; Ellen Bina Gallery\, Montreal (2011) and Blackwood Gallery \, University of Toronto Mississauga (2011). She has participated in artist &rsquo\;s residencies at The Banff Centre and with Reverse Pedagogy\, Venic e. From 2013-2016\, she will have a Montreal Artist&rsquo\;s Creation Studi o at the Darling Foundry\, Montreal. \; \;Kraven currently lives an d works in Montreal.

DTEND:20150725 DTSTAMP:20150428T003859 DTSTART:20150529 GEO:43.6585552;-79.4417747 LOCATION:Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art\,1286 Bloor Street We st \nToronto\, Ontario M6H 1N9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Flip Flop\, Punch Front\, Karen Kraven UID:381921 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150529T210000 DTSTAMP:20150428T003859 DTSTART:20150529T190000 GEO:43.6585552;-79.4417747 LOCATION:Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art\,1286 Bloor Street We st \nToronto\, Ontario M6H 1N9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Flip Flop\, Punch Front\, Karen Kraven UID:381922 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mercer Union is delighted to p resent an exhibition by VSVSVS entitled \;Not together\, but alongs ide \;opening on Friday 29th May 2015.

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VSVSVS (pronounced versus versus versus)\, is a seven-person col lective and artist-run centre based out of a warehouse in the Portlands in Toronto. Formed in 2010\, the groups activities encompass collective art ma king including drawings\, video works\, sculpture\, installation and perfor mance\, a residency  \;program and exhibition space\, as well as indivi dual studio practices. The group met and began to take shape while studying at the University of Guelph in the studio arts program (one member studied Psychology)\, where they each received the BAs in 2010. \;Members incl ude Wallis Cheung\, \;Ryan Clayton\, \;Anthony Cooper\, \;James Gardner\, \;Stephen McLeod\, Laura Simon and Miles Stemp.  \;In Fe bruary 2015 the collective participated in a month long residency at Centre Bang in Chicoutimi Quebec\, resulting in an exhibition at the centre.  \;Recent exhibitions include Katzman Contemporary\, Toronto\; Niagara Artis t&rsquo\;s Centre\, St. Catherine&rsquo\;s \;(both 2015)\, Taking a part\, Mercer Union\, \;More Than Two (Let It Make \;Itself)\, Power Plant (both Toronto\, 2014)\; and \;space  \;mods\, Cambridge Galleries\, Preston (2013). \;Recent proje cts include\; \;Coat Check\, Platforms Project\, Art Athina (2 014)\; \;Nap Station\, Art Toronto\; \;Dunk Tank\ , ArtSpin\; \;Temporary Monument\, Art of the Danforth (all To ronto 2014) and \;1-855 IS IT ART\,  \;Toronto&rsquo\;s Nu it Blanche 2013.

DTEND:20150725 DTSTAMP:20150428T003859 DTSTART:20150529 GEO:43.6585552;-79.4417747 LOCATION:Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art\,1286 Bloor Street We st \nToronto\, Ontario M6H 1N9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Not together\, but alongside\, VSVSVS UID:381919 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150529T210000 DTSTAMP:20150428T003859 DTSTART:20150529T190000 GEO:43.6585552;-79.4417747 LOCATION:Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art\,1286 Bloor Street We st \nToronto\, Ontario M6H 1N9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Not together\, but alongside\, VSVSVS UID:381920 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR